Scientific name: Acropora echinata

Common Names: None

Lighting: High. Metal Halide, VHO/PC. Metal Halide is best.

Aggressiveness: Semi-Aggressive

Current: Strong

Hardiness: Moderate

Water parameters: 72-78F; sg 1.023-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4; dKH 8-12

Color: Usually cream or white, with blue or purple branchlet tips. Occasionally entirely blue.

Feeding: Acropora mostly rely on light for feeding. They will also benefit from meaty foods such as shrimp, plankton, squid and shrimp shopped really small.

Origin: western Pacific, eastern africa

Propagation: By cutting

Additional information

acropora-echinata

Colonies are composed of prostrate, sometimes intertwined, bottlebrush branches. Secondary branchlets are fine and uniform. There is no distinction between axial and incipient axial corallites. Radial corallites are short and tubular or pocket shaped, indistinct or absent. Acroporas require very specific conditions to survive and flourish. They need strong light and good water flow. The water quality should be carefully monitored for Calcium and alkalinity, in addition to the normal parameters of a reef aquarium.